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Testimony in aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping trial to start Tuesday

Source: McLennan County Jail Source: McLennan County Jail

Testimony will start on Tuesday morning in the trial of a man accused of wrapping a wire around the neck of a female family member and restraining her in November of 2012.

Jay Warren Arnold, 39, faces aggravated assault family violence and aggravated kidnapping charges.

Jury selection for the trial in the 54th District Court of McLennan County took place on Monday.

According to court documents, Arnold intentionally and knowingly caused bodily injury by pushing her and or applying pressure to the throat or neck with a wire. Arnold is also accused of restraining her without her consent by restricting her movements.

Arnold was also indicted in Jan. of 2013 on three counts of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. On Monday, the state did not proceed with those charges, which are state jail felonies and carry a lesser punishment than the aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping charges.

The aggravated assault charge, which is a first degree felony, has a punishment of up to life in prison.

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